FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS
BEYOND THE BOOKS is a weekly meme where KissinBlueKaren throws out a topic (mostly non-bookish), and we blog about it.
As most of you know I am much older than many of my fellow book bloggers. In fact, I am old enough to be a grandmother. You would think I would have drawers full of products trying to stave off the "worn look", but in the last few years I have actually scaled back and simplified my beauty regiment.
I loooooovvvvvvveeeee my BURT'S BEES products. I will buy anything that is on sale, and my friends and family know giving me BB products for a gift is a win win situation, so I catch-as-catch-can with most things, but there are a few BBs I have around no matter what the cost.
The lip balms. REFRESHING Pink Grapefruit is my new favorite, but REJUVENATING Acai Berry and REPLENISHING Pomegranate Oil are my old stand-bys. I have them all over the house and two or three in my backpack. They don't give you the backlash dry lip syndrome like a lot of other balms do. They smell wonderful, too, and are a bit like aroma therapy for me. I put the pomegranate on at bedtime. It has a calming sent.
I have always had problems with hangnails and this helps a lot. I also use it on dry patches of skin. Again, the scent is fab.
I use this everywhere: hands, face, legs, feet, arms and back. Lemony!
The natural ones are quite pricey, so I am not picky and buy whatever is on sale. If it is on clearance, and I have the money, I will buy them all! When I am feeling uber-productive, usually in the spring and fall, I make my own with organics and essential oils. There are tons of tutorials on Pinterest.
I could not live without my rotating facial brush. I had an age spot on my face the diameter of a pencil eraser and after using the power brush with an exfoliating face scrub for about a month it was gone, and it has not come back. I had the Olay brand brush first, but after getting the CVS brand brush for my son, because it was cheaper, I saw that the bristles were shorter and less "squishy" and they did a better job refining pores. Not only is it cheaper and better, it comes with batteries and two replacement heads instead of one. The replacement heads are cheaper than Olay's, too.
My chamois nail buffer. No nail polish needed after you shine up with one of these. Also, when you do want to use nail polish it makes the nail so smooth the polish looks better.
I adore KISS MY FACE products. They are organic and smell fabulous. We use the bath gels, shampoo, and hair conditioners. They are a bit higher cost, so I cut them with about 30% of an organic citrus castile soap we buy in gallon jugs. The bulk soap is cheaper per ounce than most drugstore liquid soaps. Sometimes I add essential oil to make up for the scent loss.
Self explanatory. Ha ha. Best I have found.
You guys, I bought this razor kit for my son for Christmas because I saw a lot of male models were using HARRY'S razors. They said the price for the quality couldn't be beat. It is because the company bought the blade making company in Germany, so it cuts out the middle man costs. He was raving about the shave so much, I bought one for myself! I gave him the shave gel that comes with it. When Sebastian uses the Harry's gel he doesn't have to use cologne; it smells that great. They have free shipping.
Of course I have to tell everyone I LOVE LUSH! We don't have a local store, so I have to mail order. I always get a good sized order when I get my tax return.
What is your "I can't live without" product?